GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS premiered in the United States on August 31, 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel. About ten minutes of the film were cut to fit in a standard 2-hour time slot. Tri-Star also changed one line of dialogue. In the international version Kudo asks, "Why do you need to be fit when you're gonna make Godzilla disappear up his own butthole, eh?" Tri-Star evidently considered this too profane for television, so "blackhole" was dubbed in from elsewhere in the movie. The original uncensored line was left intact on the Tri-Star DVD release.